How to Reset the View in Outlook

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024 by

Outlook is a popular email and calendar management program used by millions of people around the world. However, with frequent updates and changes, it’s not uncommon for the layout and settings to become disorganized or cluttered. If you find yourself struggling to navigate through your emails and calendar, it may be time to reset the view in Outlook. In this article, we will discuss the steps to reset the view in Outlook and get your layout and settings back to a clean and organized state.

Understanding the View Tab

Before we dive into resetting the view, it’s important to understand the View tab in Outlook. This tab allows you to customize the layout and settings of your inbox, calendar, and other folders. You can change the view to show different columns, group emails by date or sender, and even change the font and color scheme. However, with so many options, it’s easy to accidentally change the view and end up with a cluttered and confusing layout.

Resetting the View in Outlook

To reset the view in Outlook, follow these steps:

  1. Open Outlook and navigate to the folder or view that you want to reset.
  2. Click on the View tab at the top of the screen.
  3. In the Current View section, click on the Change View drop-down menu.
  4. Select the “Manage Views” option.
  5. In the Manage All Views window, select the view you want to reset and click on the “Reset” button.
  6. Confirm the reset by clicking “Yes” in the pop-up window.
  7. Click “Close” to exit the Manage All Views window.

Your view should now be reset to the default settings. If you want to make further changes to the view, you can do so by clicking on the View tab and selecting the desired options.

Customizing the View in Outlook

If you want to make more permanent changes to the view in Outlook, you can do so by customizing the view. This allows you to save your preferred layout and settings so that you can easily switch back to it in the future. To customize the view, follow these steps:

  1. Open Outlook and navigate to the folder or view that you want to customize.
  2. Click on the View tab at the top of the screen.
  3. In the Current View section, click on the Change View drop-down menu.
  4. Select the “Manage Views” option.
  5. In the Manage All Views window, click on the “New” button.
  6. Give your new view a name and select the desired settings and layout options.
  7. Click “OK” to save your new view.

You can now switch to this customized view by following the same steps as resetting the view, but selecting your new view from the Change View drop-down menu.

Conclusion

Resetting the view in Outlook can help you get back to a clean and organized layout, making it easier to manage your emails and calendar. By understanding the View tab and following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily reset or customize your view in Outlook. Have you ever had to reset your view in Outlook? Let us know in the comments.

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Gulrukh Chaudhary, an accomplished digital marketer and technology writer with a passion for exploring the frontiers of innovation. Armed with a Master's degree in Information Technology, Gulrukh seamlessly blends her technical prowess with her creative flair, resulting in captivating insights into the world of emerging technologies. Discover more about her on her LinkedIn profile.